Father Jayson Landeza (born 1961, Berkeley, CA) served as the priest in church of St. Columba Church in the Golden Gate neighborhood from 1999 to 2009. For many years he has served as a chaplain for the Oakland Fire Department and Oakland Police Department, as well as the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. He is also a chaplain for the BART Police Department, the San Leandro Police Department, the East Bay Regional Parks Police Department, the Piedmont Fire Department, the Berkeley Fire Department, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the San Francisco Field Office of the United States Secret Service (USSS), and the San Francisco Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
Father Landeza is currently the pastor of St. Benedict Catholic Church on 82nd and Bancroft Avenue in East Oakland.
Links and References
- OPD chaplain Jayson Landeza who led Oakland through crisis assigned to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon Oakland Tribune April 25, 2013